Guardian Watchmen Conference Presentations - 2012


Monday, May 14th

Tuesday, May 15th
  • Morning Bird Walk - A change to learn about local birds and build identification skills (Karen Barry and Christopher Di Corrado, Bird Studies Canada)
  • Community Presentations: A chance to hear about the accomplishments and challenges of First Nation Guardian Watchmen and Resource Stewardship efforts from different communities. 
    • Haisla (Chris Wilson, Haisla Guardian Watchman)
    • Kitasoo/Xai'xais (Doug Neasloss, Chief and Integrated Resource Management Office Director and Clark Robinson, Kitasoo Guardian Watchman)
    • Wuikinuxv (Jennifer Walkus, Fisheries Manager)
    • Nuxalk (Ernie Tallio and John Sampson, Nuxalk Coastal Guardians)
    • Heiltsuk (Mike Reid, Aquatics Manager)
    • Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw (Conrad Browne, Economic Development Officer, and Tom Henderson Jr and Doug Johnny Sr, Guardian Watchmen)
    • Metlakatla (Dave Leask, Metlakatla Economic Development)
  • Presentation: Streams, Fish and Riparian Areas - Introduction to New RMS Stream Cards (Claire Hutton and Dr. Morgan Hocking, QQS Science Director and Hakai Network Fellow)
  • Presentation: Bird Identification on the Coast (Karen Barry and Christopher Di Corrado, Bird Studies Canada)
  • Field Training:
  • Presentation & Discussion: GW Learning Exchanges – GW Delegation to visit NAISLMA I-Tracker Forum in Australia (Sandra Thomson, Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network, Outreach)
Wednesday, May 16th  
  • Field Training: Introduction to RMS Stream Cards and Tactical Communications and Field Investigations (as previous day)
  • Presentation: BC’s New Approach to Compliance & Enforcement (Kevin Edquist (Director, C&E Branch), Mark Jones (Regional Compliance Leader, West Coast), Paul Bastarache (Supervisory C&E, North Island and Central Coast), and BenYork (A/Inspector, West Coast,  Conservation Officer Service) (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Ministry of Environment, Conservation Officer Service)
  • Discussion: Priorities and Opportunities re. Compliance & Enforcement
  • Evening Presentation: Understanding Links Between Pathogens, Disease (e.g. ISA Virus) and Pacific Salmon Dynamics (Brendan Connors, SFU Scientist)
Thursday, May 17th 
Friday, May 18th 
  • Activity: Closing Circle
  • Departure home